The evenings are getting colder. Nothing like having a cozy fireplace ready for the holidays. Here are some tips:
- Clean & inspect the chimney each year.
- Keep flammable items like furniture, curtains, newspapers, etc. at least 3 feet away from the fireplace.
- Use only seasoned firewood.
- Clean out ashes placing them in a safe, fire/heat resistant container.
- Allow ashes to cool before disposing of them.
- Check all smoke detectors to be sure they are in working order.